Tag Archives: Gavin Kaysen

Bocuse d’Or USA at The Culinary Vegetable Institute – In Good Hands

Competitiveness is a basic human trait that has been around for as long as history has been recorded and likely well before that too. At its basest level, competition can bring out the worst in human nature, but at its [...]

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A Mother’s Celebration at Cafe Boulud

It wasn’t yet Mothers Day or my wife’s birthday. Those would both be the following day. It was, however, the day to celebrate both as well as two bon voyages. We drove down to New York City to take our [...]

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Bocuse d’Or 2013 – Go USA!

Today is the second and final day of the 2013 Bocuse d’Or. Yesterday saw half the teams in the field compete. Today, the United States is amongst the competitors with the winners announced at the end of the day. With [...]

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Sunday Photo -Team USA and the Bocuse d’Or

The 2013 Bocuse d’Or competition takes place this week in Lyon, France. Considered by many to be the premiere culinary competition in the world, it is an intense battle, of skill, ingenuity, resourcefulness, stamina and will unlike anything else out [...]

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Sunday Photos – In the Green Room and Beyond at The James Beard Awards

Once the red carpet was through I headed to the Green Room of Avery Fisher hall at Lincoln Center, ground zero for the media covering the event, to partake in festivities and await the winners as they were announced and [...]

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Sunday Photos: The Red Carpet at The James Beard Awards 2012

I was lucky enough to attend the James Beard Awards last night in NYC. This annual event, which also acts as a celebration of James Beard’s birthday, brings together luminaries from the culinary world from all over the United States. Here are [...]

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Bocuse d’Or USA 2012 Finals – A Slide Show

The 2012 Bocuse d’Or USA Finals held at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. was a great competition. It was won by the team of Richard Rosendale and Corey Siegel, but in reality, all of the contestants [...]

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The Future of Bocuse d’Or USA – The Commis Competition 2012

The first ever Commis Competition sponsored by the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation took place this past Saturday, January 28th on the campus of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. The idea was to recognize young talent working the stoves of America’s [...]

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Congratulations to Richard Rosendale, CMC – Bocuse d’Or Candidate USA for 2013!!

Richard Rosendale CMC is the American candidate for the Bocuse d’Or 2013. Along with his commis, Corey Siegel, won the honor with a focused and determined culinary performance yesterday at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, where they competed against [...]

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Starchefs ICC 2010 Day Two Photos

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